Swedes at the Golden Globes

An article by
Ebba Rydqvist Ryan, editor The Swedish Film Database
Ingrid Bergman in Gaslight, 1944.

2018 marked the 75th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. With Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård awarded for his role in HBO-hit Big Little Lies, it also marked our country’s first Golden Globe since 1988.

When Alexander Skarsgård won the Golden Globe for his role in the tv-series Big Little Lies, he became the first ever Swedish male actor to win an award. He was also the first ever Swede to win a Golden Globe in a television category. Up until now, the acting category for Sweden has been dominated by women. Ingrid Bergman is the only Swedish actor to have won a Golden Globe before this year’s gala – and no less than three times, and with four further nominations. Ingrid Bergman is followed by Ann-Margret and Alicia Vikander with two nominations each, and Lena Olin with one nomination. The only Swedish male actor to have been nominated is Max von Sydow, for his iconic role as Father Merrin in The Exorcist, in 1974.

Facts about the Golden Globe
2018 marked the 75’th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. It is an american film- and television award that was founded by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 to recognize excellence in film- and television productions both international and domestic. Ingrid Bergman was up until this year the only Swede to be awarded a Golden Globe as an actor, and no less than three times, for her roles in Gaslight,  The Bells of St. Mary’s and Anastasia.

Below all Swedes nominated for or awarded with a Golden Globe are listed chronologically since the start in 1944. Also listed are Swedish films awarded for Best Foreign Language Film.

Swedes at the Golden Globes

The list is a summary of Swedish actors who have been nominated for or awarded a Golden Globe since the start 1944. Listed chronologically.

Swedish films that have been awarded a Golden Globe in the category Best Foreign Language Film